2010 Linne Calodo "Rising Tides" Paso Robles Rhone Blend

SKU #1149879 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Vivid ruby-red. Explosive, appealing scents and flavors of ripe cherry, candied raspberry and Asian spices; really showing its grenache component today. A perfumed floral nuance comes up with air and carries through a very long, spicy, sharply focused finish. As sexy as this wine is right now, I suspect it will be even better with a couple years in the cellar. (JR)  (12/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Rising Tides is 39% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 26% Mourvedre. Dark cherries, plums, spices and savory herbs flesh out in this vibrant, juicy red. This is another racy, plush offering from Linne Calodo. The flavor profile tends towards the darker end of the spectrum. In 2010, the harvest stretched into mid-November. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. (AG)  (8/2012)

90 points Wine Spectator

 An understated style that combines rich spice, dried dark berry, tobacco leaf and crushed rock flavors, ending up more understated and refined. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020. (JL)  (3/2013)

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Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.